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Companion in 733 Plantation Estates Drive at Plantation Estates

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement:

**This is a Laundry position.

To provide high quality companion/homemaker services in an effective manner showing respect for the client’s privacy and property.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Maintain the home in an optimum state of cleanliness and safety.
2. Perform the functions generally undertaken by the customary companion/homemaker, including such duties as preparation of meals, laundry, and shopping.
3. Perform casual cosmetic assistance, such as brushing the client’s hair, assisting with makeup, filing and polishing nails, but no clipping nails.
4. Report incidents or problems to the appropriate supervisor.
5. Report any change in the client’s behavior or unusual incidents.
6. Maintain written record of services.
7. DOES NOT PERFORM ANY HANDS-ON CARE SERVICES.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary:

•  Good communication skills verbally and in writing
•  Able to follow directions and ask questions appropriately
•  Good interpersonal skills
•  If transporting a client, provide proof of automobile liability insurance and valid state driver’s license
•  Ability to work well with others, with a minimum of direct supervision
•  Documented training in topics related to human development, interpersonal relationships, nutrition, marketing, food storage, use of equipment and supplies, planning and organizing of household tasks, principles of cleanliness and safety

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a high school education and a minimum of three months essential experience.


 Physical Demands:

•  Lifting 25 pounds maximum occasionally
•  Carrying 10-20 pounds occasionally for short distances
•  Standing and walking short to long distances frequently
•  Driving occasionally
•  Reaching below knees to above shoulders frequently
•  Bending, squatting and twisting occasionally
•  Frequent simple grasping and occasional fine finger manipulation and writing
•  Talking and hearing in person and on telephone
•  Clear speaking voice
•  Sense of smell
•  Near acuity, far acuity and color vision

Hours of Operation:

• Variable depending on need